Internal Medicine Ailments and Indications
Internal Medicine can be a very broad category of ailments. Internal Medicine refers to the practice of dealing with treatment, diagnosis and prevention of a variety of adult diseases. In the case of Precision Research Institute, we are specifically referring to issues with blood pressure, hypertension and Cholesterol.
High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the measurement of how much force blood is pushing against blood vessel walls. Untreated High Blood Pressure can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney disease or artery failure. Make sure to get your blood pressure checked regularly.
Cholesterol is a fat that is produced naturally in your body. Your body produces all of the cholesterol you need, however you also can get cholesterol from the food you eat. If you have too much cholesterol it starts to build up in your arteries. This leads to blood flow issues and potentially heart issues as well.
Hypercholesterolemia is another word for High Cholesterol. This dangerous ailment clogs your arteries and can lead to serious heart issues down the road.
Hyperlipidemia is the broader term applied to a raised level of fats in the body. This applies to both cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as some other less known types of fats. People with a high level of lipids in their body are at an increased risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular issues.
Hypertension is another word used to refer to the state of elevated blood pressure. High blood pressure is a very common ailment among Americans, and if you suffer from high blood pressure you should see a specialist for treatment options.
Hypotension is the direct opposite of hypertension in that it refers to abnormally low blood pressure. Chronically low blood pressure is only considered imminently dangerous if it also comes with some noteworthy symptoms. These symptoms include nausea, dizziness, cold and clammy skin and a lack of concentration. If you are experiencing these symptoms in concert with hypotension seek help immediately.